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Clint Bolinger Afton

Published: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 8:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

Clint Bolinger, 47, of Afton died July 31, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. The Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery west of Afton. Open visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 5 to 8 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. Christian Wake Service at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Clint Alan Bolinger, son of Margaret Ann (Haynes) and Clair Owen Bolinger, was born Aug. 22, 1965, in Creston.

Clint graduated from Creston High School in 1983, and went on to study at Southwestern Community College and Northwest Missouri University in Maryville, Mo.

On Sept. 29, 1989, Clint married Amanda Suzanne Berning in Creston.

They first settled in Des Moines, where Clint worked for Marick Refrigeration in Des Moines. They moved to Waukee in 1992, and then to Creston in 1999. In 2003, they moved to rural Afton. Clint continued to work as a construction supervisor in commercial heating and cooling for Marick Refrigeration, until his health forced him to retire in 2012.

Clint is survived by his wife Amanda Bolinger of Afton; son Austin James Bolinger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter Audrey Rose Bolinger of Afton; mother Margaret Bolinger of Creston; brothers, Craig (wife Ruth) Bolinger, Brian Bolinger and Bill (wife Sara) Bolinger, all of Creston; father- and mother-in-law, Bob and Freida Berning of Creston; sisters-in-law, Barbara (husband Rick) Chaves of Olathe, Kan., Tabitha Berning of Des Moines and Melinda (husband Chad) Chase of Platte City, Mo.; and brothers-in-laws, Gregory (wife Dorothy) Berning of Osceola and Nathan (wife Jenny) Berning of Creston.

Clint was preceded in death by his father in 1982.

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